Design Dharma is a philosophical concept developed to describe my approach in practice.

NOW I AM DOING:

Teaching assistant / IDEO U

Design consultant / Edacy in Dakar - Senegal / in team with Nordkapp & École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Masters programme supervisor / Hyper Island 

Finalising PhD design research at Central Saint Martins London (2013-17) "Design for Communication a collaborative practice to amplify the qualities of sustainability" 

Communications Assembly / global tour / a workshop for small-scale businesses to design a communications strategy based on their qualities of sustainability.

Launching Design Dharma / exploring what are the spiritual philosophies in designers practices?

Designing a project to flourish Bindu Village in Bali, Indonesia

Fellow Royal Society of the Arts and contributor to sustainability network projects
Affiliate of Point People
Mentor to young women in South-East Asia / Wedu 
Co-ambassador / Sandbox global community 


BACKGROUND

Collaborated with The Doi Tung Sustainable Development Project Thailand,  Green School Bali IndonesiaForum For the FutureTate Modern UK and occasional instructor at General Assembly.  
Visiting lecturer at California College of Arts, Pasadena Arts Center and Ansal University Gurgaon India.
Independently navigated the start-up ecosystem and collaborated diversely.  With indigenous communities of coffee producers in the mountains of Chiang Rai;  with nanotechnology healthcare start-ups;  with 3D printing and additive manufacturing pioneers;  with pharma firms interested in new narratives to communicate about mental healthcare and HIV;  on branding the beauty of a country;  facilitating hedge-fund managers to step out of their box;  re-thinking an app for alcoholism peer-support;  helping leading marketing departments to visualise circular business models.

 

INTERVIEW WITH ONWARD RADIO BY ERIC BENSON AND YVETTE PERULLO DISSECTING THE INTERSECTION OF SOCIAL, SUSTAINABLE AND SERVICE DESIGN.